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As an expert in selling and leasing of commercial and industrial property in South Louisiana, Jim Barse has been a consistent top producer since joining Latter & Blum over 30 years ago.

Working with corporate, industrial, and state and local government clients, Jim specializes in industrial sites, vacant land, and investment properties. Jim has extensive knowledge of available properties in surrounding areas.

As a CCIM and SIOR designee, Jim has completed numerous large transactions. Success stories include the sale of a 100-acre industrial storage yard for Brown & Root, the sale of a 610-acre site to Jefferson Parish, the sale of a 65-acre Houma shipyard, a site of over 400 acres on the Mississippi River as well as a multi-million dollar, multiparty transaction that included the sale of 280 acres of Mississippi River batture.  Jim is currently marketing several industrial waterfront properties in South Louisiana including over 300 acres outside of Houma and sites in Belle Chasse, Harvey and New Orleans.

Jim maintains a database of literally thousands of potential purchasers and tenants for marine-related properties. He also keeps close ties to major waterfront property owners and users through his active participation in the Westbank Business & Industry Association.  His contacts within the brokerage, banking and appraisal communities combine to set Jim as “The Expert”.  This exposure provides unparalleled experience and expertise to help his clients reach their goals.

Jim’s client list includes major national industrial property users, including Schlumberger, Brown & Root, Halliburton, Hertz Equipment Rental, Caterpillar Equipment, Northrop Grumman, and Black and Decker. Local clients include Superior Energy Services, Stewart Stevenson, Safeguard Self Storage, Global Energy Services, Petroleum Helicopters, Waste Management, Rathborne Properties, and the Parish of Jefferson. Additionally, Jim has provided real estate consulting, brokerage and REO services to most of the major banks in Louisiana, as well as the FDIC and the RTC.

Commercial Real Estate Broker In New Orleans

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Affiliations & Memberships

Society of Industrial and Office Realtors (SIOR)

Certified Commercial Investment Member (CCIM)

The Hart Group International 

New America International (NAI) 

Harvey Canal Industrial Association 

South Central Industrial Association

Louisiana Realtors Association

NOMAR® Commercial Investment Division

Rotary Club of the West Bank 


Expertise & Strengths

Large Industrial Sales and Leasing

Waterfront Sales and Leasing


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